A 22-year-old man has been arrested on Wednesday for allegedly tearing banners of Lord Ram that were put up in Kolar district to commemorate the Ram temple inauguration in Ayodhya on January 22.
After checking CCTV footage, a street vendor, Zaheer Khan, was arrested.
A police officer said, “The banners were put up for the Ram Mandir inauguration in Ayodhya and also for the Sankranti festival. Around 10.45 pm on Tuesday, Zaheer used sharp objects to cut the banners in Jahangir Mohalla and Gungunte Palya villages.”
On Wednesday morning, tension prevailed after hundreds of right-wing group members gathered and protested demanding action against miscreants. Kolar BJP MP S Muniswamy and Mulbagal JD(S) MLA Samruddhi V Manjunath visited the village.
The police then went through CCTV footage and arrested Zaheer.